Saint Louis Art Museum to open new building in 2013

. September 13, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Board of Commissioners of the Saint Louis Art Museum announce the opening dates for its new East Building, designed by renowned British architect Sir David Chipperfield. A free, two-day public festival June 29-30, 2013 will invite the entire community to celebrate the completion of this landmark project.

The 200,000-square-foot East Building has been sited to the east and south of the Museum’s Main Building, designed in the Beaux Arts style by architect Cass Gilbert and completed for the city’s 1904 World’s Fair. Chipperfield’s design for the new East Building features a dramatic dark, polished concrete façade incorporating Missouri river aggregates, and new galleries and public spaces with skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows that invite and provide views from both inside and outside. – www.slam.org

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